Calvin Kulaya


Calvin Kulaya




State / Region

Dar es Salaam



I like catching moments; I love creating unique and great displays, the way I shoot my photos I want them to look different from any photo in this world I like them to be from the way I feel for them to look, and from there I love the way people wonder.

Calvin, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

my passion is to make people wonder from my displays (photography) the way they wonder that keeps me pushing forward. I stopped investing my time in graphics designing and start photography since to me photos carries more message and reality than the graphics.

Who is your inspiration in life Calvin? How do you keep inspired?

I get inspired by seeing people wonder about my photography.

We all make mistakes Calvin; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

Mmmmmh not really. To me photography is what I like most, therefore whatever challenge I face...a quick solution is what I make.

Calvin, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?

communicating to your clients is the best way, so by speaking to them its easy to ask additional time as a favour, through that easy to deliver the works easier.

Please tell us Calvin, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

My priorities base much on the types and equipments I have for performing a certain photoshoot.

calvin, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

Through my projects, different people from various areas have been

calvin, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

My proudest professional accomplishment as a photographer was the first project I did with one of the Tanzania Model which was known as My Head is Black. This project promoted me to many internal and external sources. This raised awareness and trust to my clients and fans of my work.

Calvin, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

On 25/ Sept 2017 I had my creative photoshoot at my studio, and I needed white materials to colour my model, I tried to use milk, wheat flour but all of the materials didn't work then I had to use gypsum powder mixing with water... that was difficult since you have to be very careful so that the model couldn't get any skin problem from the powder. 
Cc: @chady_black

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?

Identify your best category in photography and use your time to learn and try to capture your views in different styles. That's where uniqueness comes from.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

I would like to have a collaboration with any creative fashion talents and brands. As long as he/she is ready to work with me.

Photo Credits:

michael mlingwa @mxcarter
baraka Sanga @bless_dollar

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